In selecting a point in a drawing to connect new poly lines to existing objects, is there a way to set the order to which osnap elements are used?
I have perhaps 1/2 of the osnap element settings activated. End point, Mid point, Node, Intersection, etc......
When I go to select, it's like everything EXCEPT End Point is recognizing. And while I can go to right click, and select end point, I am now wondering, if besides the rt click, there is a way to preset the priority, or order in which the osnap elements recognize the type.
Without restting the settings each time.
I hope this is clear. If not, please let me know.
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Never heard about the ability of sequencing the snap order..
Why don't you simply switch off the Osnap feature (toggle F3) and choose what you desire with SHIFT-RIGHT on objects?
or you could try setting your F# keys as in the following thread: http://www.cadtutor.net/forum/showthread.php?32028
Personally I use shift-right click + the keyboard hotkey for the selection menu
It appearsthere's a lot of irritation and discussion on this idea.
I did not know about osmode before. I checked mine, and it's set to 2185, and there's nothing about 2185 in the list on the docs page. I have however printed it out, and will keep it handy for now.
Looking at the information I printed, I'm curious it this is like selecting color shading by rgb #'s.
I haven't tried select by RGB colors, but some of the new commands are 2010 - SelectSimilar (available from right click) and 2011 - AddSelected
Note, only if you type in the command for "Selectsimilar" do you get a chance to use SEttings - which allows you to say similar based on color, layer, linetype, linetype scale, lineweight, plot style, object style, or name. the "Color" setting does not drill down to RGB versus ACAD named/numbered & I haven't tried it with a "true color" shaded object.
Doesn't do much for OS prioritizing, but it is something useful.
The selecting of rgb colors was in older AutoCAD versions that I'd used.
I seldom used it, because I'm lousy with colors. I failed kindergarten because I liked 5 colors, and hated lines.
But, every so often I'll get in, tinker around, and find something I like.
That said, My main goal was to get an undesired osnap object to be ignored, and having to right click, do the movement of the cursor seemed too tedious.
However, as my f# keys are already programmed, I don't like the idea of programming them any more than the basics.
I think at this point I'll need to play around with osmode and see what it does. What surprises me about it so far is that when I called it up, it asked for a new number, and not knowing what the choices were, I went looking on the docs page. After I'd found it, I notice it has a series of base 2 choices (0, 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, etc.... to 8192, and 16383- which also is not base 2). As 2158 is not base two, I was surprised, and the rgb memories flooded through my mind.
I think that the way it goes is that it takes the sum of the values for each option selected from
2048 APParent Intersection
So if you enable END (1) + MID (2) + Per (128) the OSMODE value would then be 131 - which is why you loose the base 2 form...
ok. I get it now..... doh!
The Osmode number I got was 2185, not 2158.... I hate transposing numbers.
So, my selection to get me there is
2048 apparent intersection.
so, if I go in, and set my osmode, by selecting my summed valued choices, that will keep me going.
I see however I cannot do so while I am in an active line, or polyline action. Which takes me back to the right click, and select routine. Well, hey. I now know one more thing than I did two hours ago.
thank you. Again.....
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